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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Big Bang is commonly thought of as the start of it all: About 13.8 billion years ago, the observable universe went boom and expanded into being. But what were things like before the Big Bang? Short answer: We don't know. Long answer: It could have been a lot of things, each mind-bending in its own way

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"The first thing to understand is what the Big Bang actually was.

"The Big Bang is a moment in time, not a point in space," said Sean Carroll, a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology and author of "The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning and the Universe Itself" (Dutton, 2016).

So, scrap the image of a tiny speck of dense matter suddenly exploding outward into a void. For one thing, the universe at the Big Bang may not have been particularly small, Carroll said. Sure, everything in the observable universe today -- a sphere with a diameter of about 93 billion light-years containing at least 2 trillion galaxies -- was crammed into a space less than a centimeter across.

But there could be plenty outside of the observable universe that Earthlings can't see because it's physically impossible for the light to have traveled that far in 13.8 billion years."

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-17 04:44 PM | Reply

What happens before the big bang?

Mood lighting, wine and Barry White.

#2 | Posted by RevDarko at 2019-04-17 04:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 7 | Newsworthy 1

Lot's of towels. Viagra. Yoga.

#3 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-04-17 04:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Corky had to put on his make-up.

#4 | Posted by Spork at 2019-04-17 05:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

The word "happened" doesn't even make sense for an event separate from our entire notion of spacetime.

#5 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-04-17 05:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Donald handed Spork a condom.

At least the confused dining utensil is punching up... there being nowhere for him to punch down.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-17 06:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

What happens before the big bang?

Previews of coming attractions.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-17 07:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Big Bang theory is just that......... a theory.

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-18 12:03 PM | Reply

The big bang is a faith-based religion.

#9 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-04-18 02:01 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by Petrou

What kind of religion is 1 cm in size? Oh wait don't answer that.

#10 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-04-18 03:07 PM | Reply

Big Bang theory is just that......... a theory.

#8 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2019-04-18 12:03 PM | FLAG:

Thanks Capt. Obvious.

"All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again"

#11 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-04-18 04:17 PM | Reply

Big Bang theory is just that......... a theory.

#8 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2019-04-18 12:03 PM | FLAG:

"Thanks Capt. Obvious."

To me Sniper is just that......... a theory.

I don't know why I even keep it around.

No one ever believes it.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-19 10:21 PM | Reply

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